The History of the Vape Pen

The History of the Vape Pen On the Shoulders of Giants Just as we wouldn’t have the Ferrari without first making the Model T, we wouldn’t be carrying vape pens today if it weren’t for the Ancient Egyptians. Here’s the story of where our vape gear came from. Traders...

Vipers & the Gage: Cannabis in the Jazz Age

Vipers & the Gage: Cannabis in the Jazz Age “Come on, sisters, light up on these weeds and get high.” -Cab Calloway, “The Man From Harlem” (1932) Here’s Louis “Pops” Armstrong, jazz legend. You’ve seen dozens of photos of King Louie, eyes gleefully bugged-out as he...

A Brief History of Cannabis in Art

A Brief History of Cannabis in Art The criminalization and stigmatization of cannabis is a strange, late-stage plot twist in humanity’s long association with the plant. Because for most of our history, cultures the world over have embraced the ever-versatile cannabis...

More Reefer Madness

More Reefer Madness By Eric Schlosser, The Atlantic Monthly; April 1997; More Reefer Madness; Volume 279, No. 4; pages 90-102. EIGHT years ago Douglas Lamar Gray bought a pound of marijuana in a room at the Econo Lodge in Decatur, Alabama. He planned to keep a few...

LaGuardia and the Truth About Marijuana

LaGuardia and the Truth About Marijuana by Fred Gardner, first posted February 8, 2010 at counterpunch.org.   for Howard Zinn Howard Zinn greatly admired Fiorello LaGuardia and in the end the two men had important things in common. They grew up in New York City, two...